In this corner: Nacer Bouhanni!

It is always with joy that Classics season is underway. Today is the midweek Belgian semi-classic, 71st edition of Nokere Koerse. A race for the sprinters it was a delight to watch. Nacer Bouhanni  easily won not having to throw a jab for his first victory of the season.

"Power sensors tell me I'm ready for Milan-San Remo. I am even in better shape than in 2016 (4th after being disturbed in the sprint by a chain jump). I will not be a great favorite, but rather a good outsider."
- Nacer Bouhanni